The perfect combination is both a cat and a dog. When a cat is in the loving mood nothing can be compared to it. When they ignore you and do they own thing, the a dog is faithful until death.I am speaking from experience. Not as an addict, but as someone who has be lifted up by my pets. My pets saved me I think. My pets are like medicine. They provide you with great therapy. I say go for it if your circumstances allow and you won't be disappointed. Just remember to be as good to them as they are to you.